Sunday, May 31, 2020

3 verses to make sure your desires don't become your idol

Two weeks ago, while reading my bible I came across a verse I haven’t been able to shake. In Jeremiah 45 vs. 5, The Lord gives Jeremiah a word specifically for his scribe, Baruch. “Should you then seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them.”


Whoa, mind blown. 

At first glance, it may not seem that impactful but look at it again.


“Should you then seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them . . . (Jeremiah 45 vs. 5).”

Saturday, May 30, 2020

You must learn to serve


“Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many (Matthew 20 vs. 26-28).”



A couple of posts ago I talked about arrogantly quitting my retail job after graduating college. I thought I was above sales, destined for much greater things but after being unemployed for a year, even sales began looking good to me. During that time period God taught me humility, one of the most important things for a Christian to have. It was a hard learned lesson but when I got another job, I believed it to be a reward for finally mastering it. And I did, somewhat but there was still more to know; now I had to learn to be humble enough to serve.